Valentina Harris at the School of Artisan Food

Valentina Harris is an expert in Italian cooking, and at the start of July I was very lucky to be invited to attend a cookery class with Valentina at the School of Artisan Food, located in the stunning grounds of Welbeck Estate. The School of Artisan food is a registered charity and has been open…

Pizza Academy @ Oscar & Rosies – Nottingham

Yesterday I, and 17 other lovely people, headed down to Oscar & Rosie’s to take part in their pizza academy. Organised by Jess Berry from Jess Who and the lovely people at Bumble Bizz, we took part in a workshop aimed to show us how to make pizza properly.¬†Famous for their METRE long pizza, I…

Happy Dough Lucky – Nottingham

Happy Dough Lucky have been teasing me for months. Facebook posts, press releases on email, you name it. It has been on the cards for months and months but is only now fully up and running. Based at The Lacehouse, a beautiful bar on Broadway in the city centre, this pizza pop up has been…

Jamie’s Italian – York

Situated just off the square in the centre of York is Jamie’s Italian It is spread over two floors of an old Tudor wine cellar, and the space is beautiful. My friend and I were up for the weekend and spotted a ‘two dine for ¬£30’ on Wowcher and so snapped up the deal. It…

Not so traditional Spag Bol – Recipe

This is a massive bastardisation of the traditional Spaghetti Bolognese. I love italian food but I also love adding loads of stuff to traditional recipes and seeing what happens.  I used to make this loads, and have always had a good reaction to it so it can’t be too bad! I cooked this for my…